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Web Alert: China MSA to implement Special Safety/Security Inspections in Qingdao (20 April - mid-June 2018)

27 April 2018

Due to the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Qingdao, China MSA has decided to implement ‘Special Safety/Security Inspections’ for ships entering the water areas under the maritime administrative jurisdictions of Qingdao Qianwan MSA, Huangdao MSA, Dagang MSA, Qianhai MSA and Laoshan MSA.


From 20 April to mid-June 2018 (accurate date to be confirmed), Chinese flag ships intending to enter these waters will need to submit special information report to MSA and apply for special safety inspection. The scope of the special safety inspection may include, but not limited to:


• AIS equipment;
• Chart and navigation publications;
• Ship’s communication equipment;
• Power equipment;
• Steering equipment;
• Persons onboard;
• Dangerous goods carried onboard;
• Whether there is any “low-slow and small aircraft” carried by ship or crew member, etc.


From 20 May to mid-June 2018 (accurate date to be confirmed), foreign flag ships intending to enter these waters will need to submit special information report to MSA and apply for special security inspection (in conjunction with PSC inspection). The scope of this inspection may include, but not limited to:


• Ship’s security certificates;
• Security records;
• Continuous summary records;
• Control measures of ladder;
• Control of boarding persons and belongings;
• Marking and control measure of restricted area on board;
• Whether there is any “low-slow and small aircraft” carried by ship or crew member, etc.


Members with ships trading to this region during the mentioned period are recommended to refer to the attached circular from the Club’s correspondent in China (Huatai Marine) for further details.